Bk of India shares fall intra-day on freak trade speculation
Mumbai, Feb 5 (PTI) Shares of Bank of India today fell nearly 8 per cent for a brief period on the National Stock Exchange during afternoon trade on speculation of freak trades, but recovered soon to end with gains.
The company''s scrip tanked 7.8 per cent to Rs 314 on the NSE for a brief period in afternoon trade. Later, it recouped the losses and ended at Rs 343.70, up 0.90 per cent from its yesterday''s close.
"Absence of physical settlement has seen another victim today in freak trade that is BOI," said Kishor P Ostwal, CMD, CNI Research.
The National Stock Exchange did not comment on the issue.
Last week, suspected erroneous sell orders in Tata Motors and UltraTech Cement stocks had pulled these counters down by 10 per cent on NSE.
Religare Capital Markets had said software technical glitch caused some "unintended transactions" leading to erroneous sell orders in Tata Motors and UltraTech Cement shares.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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